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Client Relationship team

Patrick J Lawless
Patrick J Lawless
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick founded the Company in 2002 after completing the management buy-out of the private client arm of Aberdeen Asset Management Ireland Limited. He has over 30 years’ investment experience in the fund management, stockbroking and private banking businesses and was Head of Investment for ABN AMRO Bank in Ireland.
He is a qualified Investment Analyst, is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and the Society of Investment Professionals in the UK and Ireland. Patrick is also a member and director of the Board of the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM).

Kathryn Hannon
Kathryn Hannon
Head of Private Clients, Gresham House Ireland

Kathryn joined Gresham House Ireland in March 2022 to spearhead our offering for private clients. She has worked as an investment manager with private clients for over 15 years, aligning their investment strategies with their personal goals, across various wealth structures. She has over 20 years’ experience in the wealth management sector, having advised individuals and their families, not-for-profits, corporates and pension clients in this time.

Kathryn graduated with a degree in Corporate Law and interned at MetLife Bank in New York prior to commencing her career at a large wealth management business in Dublin. She is a Chartered Member of the Securities & Investment Institute in London and holds the CFP® designation. She also holds a first-class MSc in Financial Services, and has served as a Professional Pension Trustee Practitioner. Demonstrating her commitment to sustainable investing, Kathryn recently completed the ESG Certificate via the CFA.

Ian Naughton
Ian Naughton
Senior Client Relationship Manager

Ian joined Gresham House Ireland (formerly Appian Asset Management) in June 2009 after spending over five years at Bear Stearns. Ian worked within Bear’s Fixed Income/Equity operational departments for two years followed by three years in the Legal & Compliance Department where he worked as an AMLO Officer & Compliance Officer. In June 2009, Ian worked within the Account Opening/Compliance departments before managing the operations department. Ian has built up a strong relationship with our brokers and clients over the past nine years. Ian brings a wealth of experience into our client relationship team having worked in the industry for nearly 14 years. Ian is a Qualified Financial Advisor.

Sean Breheny
Sean Breheny
South of Ireland Business Development Executive

Sean is a member of the Institute of Banking with over 38 years experience in the financial services industry. Sean has worked / lived in Waterford, Thurles, Kilkenny and Cork holding branch manager, area and regional management positions. Sean now lives in Cork and is Appian's South of Ireland business development manager.

Cheyenne Keeley
Cheyenne Keeley
Executive Assistant

Cheyenne joined Gresham House (formerly Appian Asset Management) in August 2021 as an Executive Assistant. Prior to this, she was employed by Bank of Ireland and has several years’ experience in client facing roles.

Cheyenne graduated from the University of Limerick with a degree in Business Studies with a major in Marketing and also holds a Diploma from Griffith College in Capital Markets, Investment and Trading. Cheyenne is a Qualified Financial Advisor.